Gabriel Dion and Samuel Fournier, operations coordinator and assistant, were invited to take part in the recent edition of the Smart Cities Week, that was held from September 27th to 29th 2016 in Washington D.C..
Twenty representatives of Quebec’s businesses and municipalities were sent as a delegation and met several actors in the smart cities field: specialized business incubator, young technologic companies, multinational corporations, local elected representatives and technologic leaders in American cities. UMRsus’s representatives noted successes and challenges shared with other cities. Some American SME have also showed their interest to participate to different research projects and test their technologies in the nordic cities. Contacts with similar initiatives to UMRsu had also been created.
Meetings are already planned during the upcoming weeks with different contributors to deepen started discussions during congress.